The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.
Jantar Mantar is a centuries old astronomical observatory that sets the world’s record for the having the largest sundial, which stands at over 27 meters tall.
Thursday, 23rd April 2009
A leftover relic of the Cold War days, the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex (SRMSC) boasts a pyramid in the middle of North Dakota.
Tuesday, 14th April 2009
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